The ESDC conducted an internal audit of Atlantic Yards, but we can't see it; in response to my FOIL request, most was redacted
So I filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. I got a response (embedded below), but it wasn't very helpful.
Overall bill of health
As the first paragraph of the Executive Summary states:
Internal Audit completed a review of Atlantic Yards (AY) project activity processed and conducted through ESDC The review revealed that disbursements in connection with the project funding agreement were made in accordance with funding agreement terms and project costs were adequately supported by documentation.Nearly all redacted
What else did the audit reveal? Were better procedures needed at all?
Well, we don't know, because nearly everything else was redacted, under a FOIL exemption that provides that an agency may deny access to records or portions thereof that are inter-agency or intra agency materials which are not:
- statistical or factual tabulations or data
- instructions to staff that affect the public
- final agency policy or determinations
- external audits